Egypt Travel by IRCTC

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Egypt, a country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments sit along the fertile Nile River Valley, including Giza’s colossal Pyramids and Great Sphinx as well as Luxor’s hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs. The capital, Cairo, is home to Ottoman landmarks like Muhammad Ali Mosque and the Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities.
Capital: Cairo
Dialing code: +20
Currency: Egyptian pound
Continent: Africa, Asia
Official language: Modern Standard Arabic



Nothing can detract from the majesty of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The UNESCO Heritage-listed site is home to six pyramids; magnificent burial tombs built for the kings of the 4th dynasty around 4,500 years ago. This includes The Great Pyramid, built for King Khufu, and its cloud-grazing 480ft (146m) apex. Keeping loyal guard is the Sphinx – a mythical hybrid of human and lion.

In the shadow of the pyramids, camel owners seek shade for their animals in breaks between offering 15-minute rides at a cost of around US $30. Even having your photograph taken with one can cost around US $10.

Egyptian Travel Package with IRCTC

Package Details
 Package Name Wonders of Egypt Ex Kolkata and Mumbai
 Destination Covered  Cairo, Luxor, Aswan
 Travelling Mode  Flight
 Tour Date 06.01.2020 ex Kolkata

07.01.2020 ex Mumbai

 Meal Plan  AP (B+L+D)
 Total Seats 35

(CCU-15, MUM-20)

 Hotel category 3 star
Package price Rs. 110600 per pax  (on DBL sharing basis)

Rs. 99800 per pax (on DBL sharing basis)

Category Deluxe

Package Cost ex Kolkata:

Single Double TRPL Child with bed Child without bed
Rs. 122800 Rs. 110600 Rs. 108800 Rs. 100800 Rs. 91500

Package Cost ex Mumbai:

Single Double TRPL Child with bed Child without bed
Rs. 111910 Rs. 99800 Rs. 97900 Rs. 89950 Rs. 80600




Itinerary: Package Code :- EHO022
Day 1 (Cairo): – Arrive at Cairo international Airport, meet, assist by representative. Visit the pyramids of Giza and sphinx, one of the Seven Wonders of the World; continue to visit the papyrus & Perfume factory where you will have some time for shopping. Transfer to hotel for check in & freshen up. In the evening enjoy Sound & Light show at the Pyramids.Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 2 (Cairo): – Breakfast at hotel early morning Transfer by road to Alexandria.
Visit the Town of Alexandria (The Pompey’s Pillar, The Catacombs of Kom-Shogafa). Continue to visit Morsi Abu Al-Abas Mosque and Citadel from outside Return back to Cairo by coach through desert road. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 3 (Train):– Breakfast at hotel & check out. Visit Egyptian Museum of Antiquities which houses one of the world’s greatest collections of Egyptian artefacts. Continue with Khan Khalili Bazaar one of the oldest market in Middle East & Africa. The khan was located at the middle of Cairo’s most important zone of economic activity, and later sultans also built commercial establishments nearby, including Sultan Qaytbay’s wikala (another word meaning caravanserai) south of the Al-Azhar Mosque
18:00 HRS: Transfer to railway station to take the train to Aswan.
20:00 HRS: Dinner on board
Overnight on first class sleeper train.

Day 4 (Cruise):– After Breakfast on board arrive Aswan railway station with assist by our representative
09:00 HRS: Visit the High Dam & Philae Temple.
11:30 HRS: Transfer to the 5* Cruise ship (Aswan – Luxor 3 nights)
13:00 HRS: Lunch on-board
Dinner & overnight onboard

Day 5 (Cruise): – 05:00 HRS Packed breakfast & start tour to Abu Simbel by coach (optional)
The complex is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the “Nubian Monuments which run from Abu Simbel downriver to Philae (near Aswan).
12:30 HRS: Lunch onboard the Cruise
13:00 HRS: Sail to Kom Ombo
16:30 HRS: Visit Temple of Kom Ombo is an unusual double temple in the town of Kom Ombo in Aswan Governorate, Upper Egypt.
18:30 HRS: Sail to Edfu,
Dinner & overnight onboard

Day 6 (Cruise): 06:00 HRS: Early Morning Tea & Coffee
06:30 HRS: Visit Edfu Temple the Temple of Edfu is an ancient Egyptian temple, located on the west bank of the Nile in Edfu,
08:00 HRS: Breakfast on board
08.30 HRS: Sail to Esna, pass the Esna Lock & sail to Luxor
16:00 HRS: Visit Karnak & Luxor Temples.
Dinner & overnight on board

Day 7 (Train): 08:00 HRS: Check out from cruise after Breakfast,
10:30 HRS: Visit the Valley of the Kings, Deir El Bahari and Colossi of Memnon.
The valley stands on the west bank of the Nile, opposite Thebes (modern Luxor), within the heart of the Theban Necropolis. The wadi consists of two valleys, East Valley (where the majority of the royal tombs are situated) and West Valley
15:30 HRS: Free at leisure
21:30 HRS Transfer to Luxor railway station to take sleeper train back to Cairo
22:30 HRS: Dinner on board
Overnight on train.

Day 8 (Departure): Breakfast on board Check out from the train.
Once you arrive Cairo will take your transfer to Cairo international Airport to board your departure
flight and bid Farwell to Egypt.

₹ 122800
10

Safety

10.0/10

Value for Money

10.0/10

Adventure

10.0/10

Air Travel

10.0/10

Hotel Amenities

10.0/10

Pros

  • Meals in AP (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • VISA (Tourist VISA)
  • Services of Local Tour Guide (in Egypt)
  • Travel Insurance upto 60 years only.
  • 3N in Cruise (in Luxor 5star cruise)
  • 2N in first class sleeper Train round trip (Aswan & Luxor)

Cons

  • Personal travel insurance, laundry, tipping, personal shopping, telephone calls not included